Mom in the City II

Now (2014)

It has been a while since I last posted on the site. That is because my website went down on the last day of school (June 26th) and I am just getting it back up two weeks later. Initially, I was super upset at my former web hosting company but then I realized that this was kind of my fault. I had known that I needed to switch hosts for years, but I didn’t want to be bothered. Moving thousands of emails and posts to a new Continue Reading

What to Order for Brunch at Norma’s NYC

normas at le parker meridian

Recently, a great friend wanted to celebrate our birthdays together over brunch in midtown. I suggested NORMA'S at Le Parker Meridien and it turned out to be a great pick. Since I had never been to Norma’s before, I arrived a bit early to look around and to see what the other diners were enjoying. Based on the website images, I thought that the customers would be dressed up. In reality, it was a pleasant mix – some people Continue Reading

Why I don’t let my kids go out in the sun without kids sunglasses

kids sunglasses

Michael loves his "no prescription/just UV protection" gift glasses from the event!"Don't forget to take your sunglasses!" This is the phrase that my kids have been hearing me say practically every sunny day since I attended a LensCrafters Back to School Breakfast event. (Let's just put aside the fact that NYC students don't even get out of school until next week.) I learned so much about eye health at the event. I'm Continue Reading

You Don’t Have to Be British to Celebrate National Smile Month


May 19th to June 19th is Britain's "National Smile Month". You don't have to be British to celebrate though. I reached out to my friends at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) to see if there were any new dental recommendations since I last posted about family dentistry. Dr. Edward Moody, DDS (current president of AAPD) shared the following five AAPD-approved tips for kids: Continue Reading

KISS Tips for Easy Family Travel Planning

easy family travel

The “Keep it simple and straightforward” version of the KISS principle is one of my favorite sayings. It’s my approach to practically every area of life…including family travel planning. That is why KISS was the first thing to pop into my mind when I was asked to share some easy family travel planning advice as part of a compensated MasterCard campaign. Family vacation planning has the potential to be stressful, but it Continue Reading